Involuntary Mental Health Treatment - Order for Examination/Transport

Filing Procedures -
Involuntary Mental Health Treatment – Order for Examination/Transport
Checklist

 

Important Note: For general information about getting help for someone who may need mental health treatment, call the Detroit-Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) at (313) 833-2500 or visit their website at www.dwihn.org.

  1. Fill out the following forms:
  2. i. PCM 201, Petition for Mental Health Treatment - make sure you check box 8.b asking that the person be picked up by the police and taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation; also make sure to check box 9.a for hospitalization only, 9.b a combination of hospitalization and assisted outpatient treatment, or box 9.c for assisted outpatient treatment without hospitalization.

    For a detailed explanation regarding the PCM 201 Petition for Mental Health Treatment form please click here.

    Note: Addresses of all interested persons must be listed on petition. If missing addresses for any interested persons, after you receive the hearing information, you must arrange for publication. Click here for more information.

    ii. MC 97, Protected Personal Identifying Information
    iii. WCPC 99 Petitioner Filing Coversheet

    Note: A valid phone number and email address MUST be included on the Coversheet so that the Court can contact you (within 1 business day) regarding the date and time of your hearing. If this information is not included, the Court will be unable to contact you.

    Important Note: You MUST use these forms; you cannot draft your own document.

  3. File your petition via email to: mentalhealth@wcpc.us; indicate “Emergency” in the subject line.

  4. Submit your completed documents to the Court in the following order (as one PDF):
    i. MC 97, Protected Personal Identifying Information
    ii. PCM 201, Petition for Mental Health Treatment
    iii. WCPC 99 Petitioner Filing Coversheet
    There is NO Filing Fee

  5. Hearing
    i. Once your petition is processed you will be sent hearing information, including ZOOM instructions.
    ii. Hearings for mental health petitions related to the order for examination/transport are usually held the same day they are filed, if contact information is readily available.
    iii.You must attend the ZOOM hearing or your petition will be dismissed.

  6. After the Hearing

    i. If the Judge signs the Order for Examination/Transport to authorize a psychiatric evaluation, you will receive via email all of the completed paperwork.
    ii. Call 911 (Detroit only) or visit your local police precinct to arrange for the person to be transported to a crisis center.

    Note: The Order is only valid for 10 days. If the police cannot find the person to transport them within 10 days, it expires and a new petition must be filed.

    Click here for additional information on the entire involuntary mental health treatment process.

Rev. 4/18/22